Disabilities (ADA): Vermont

This item is part of Disabilities (ADA).

The below content should be reviewed in conjunction with the in-depth federal coverage of this topic provided above.

Authors: Patrick F. Martin and Ashley Sims, Littler Mendelson, PC


  • In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Vermont employers must comply with the state antidiscrimination law, the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act. See Disability Discrimination in Vermont.
  • Vermont includes alcoholism and drug addiction in its definition of disability, but provides an exception for current drug and/or alcohol abusers when such abuse affects their job performance or the safety of other persons or property. See What Is a Disability?
  • The Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act applies to employers employing one or more individual. See Covered Employers.
  • Vermont law contains a specific prohibition against requiring employees to submit to genetic testing. See Vermont's Genetic Testing in Employment Law.
  • Vermont permits the use of medical marijuana. See Vermont Medical Marijuana Law.